Kenneth Snead, Ph.D.

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Kenneth Snead, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor, Primrose Professor of Accounting
  • Phone: 419-372-8160
  • Email: ksnead@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 208 Maurer Center

Research

Dr. Snead’s research expertise is in the Cost/Managerial Accounting area, including the behavioral implications associated with this accounting information system.  His experimental/behavioral research has been published in Decision Sciences, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Advances in Management Accounting, Information Resources Management Journal, and Journal of Systemic Practice and Action Research.  His applied and pedagogical works have been published in The Journal of Accounting Education, Management Accounting Quarterly, and Advances in Accounting Education.  Noteworthy, in this area, is Dr. Snead’s Ph.D. dissertation won the national award for best dissertation in the area of managerial accounting, bestowed by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.

Teaching

Dr. Snead’s primary area of teaching is also in the Cost/Managerial Accounting area at the Junior, Senior, and Graduate level.  He notes that Managerial Accounting is a tremendous platform to integrate the disciplines of Finance, Organizational Behavior, Economics, Statistics, Operations Research, and Financial Accounting.   While Dr. Snead has received numerous teaching awards, the teaching achievement he is most proud of is being awarded the BGSU Master Teacher Award; this is considered the highest teaching honor bestowed to University faculty.  Dr. Snead brings nine years of experience as a cost/financial analyst with Fortune 500 manufacturing firms to the classroom, along with his consulting experiences with Owens-Illinois, Dana Corp., and other businesses. 

Service

During his tenure with BGSU, Dr. Snead served two terms as Department Chair- on both occasions led the department to a successful reaffirmation of the department’s separate Accounting AACSB accreditation.  In addition, he served as Director of Graduate Studies in Accounting for 11 years.  In this capacity, he developed a partnership program with regional universities as well as creative admission protocols for international students- these initiatives resulted in increasing the Master of Accountancy enrollment to the largest face to face program in Ohio.  His most gratifying service to the community involved sharing his expertise in the capacity as President of the Board of Trustees for Hospice of Northwest Ohio, one of the largest Hospice organizations in Ohio. 

Academic Degrees
1988:The University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Ph.D. Business Administration
Major area: Accounting
Minor area: Organizational Behavior
1985:The University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Master of Accountancy
1974:The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
BSBA (major in Accounting)
 
Academic Positions (all at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH)
Full Professor- Department of Accounting & MIS
Director of Graduate Studies in Accounting (2010 to present)
Department Chair- Department of Accounting & MIS (2001-2002; 2007-2009)
 
Non-Academic Positions (Professional Experiences)
President Board of Trustees- Hospice of Northwest Ohio
Product Costing Consulting- O-I, Dana Corporation, and other regional firms
Accounting Advisory Board- Owens Community College
Financial/Cost Analyst- Ashland Chemical/Oil and R.G. Barry Corporation
 
 
Academic Honors
National Management Accounting Outstanding Dissertation Award- American Accounting Association
American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow
Beta Gamma Sigma Member
 
Teaching: Related Awards
Awarded the William Schmeltz endowed teaching professorship for 2013/2014, and 2014/2015
2011 & 2012 Ohio Accounting Educator of the Year Award- Nominee
2009 Senior Choice Outstanding Accounting Teacher Award (Beta Alpha Psi/AMIS Club)
2007 University Master Teacher Award (Student Alumni Connection)
2005 Schmidthorst College of Business Faculty Excellence Award (BGSU Undergraduate Student Government)
2003 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (BGSU MBA Association)
2001 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (BGSU MBA Association)
2001 Senior Choice Outstanding Accounting Teacher Award (Beta Alpha Psi/AMIS Club)
1998 Senior Choice Outstanding Accounting Teacher Award (Beta Alpha Psi)
1995 Senior Choice Outstanding Accounting Teacher Award (Beta Alpha Psi)
1995 Co-recipient of Dean's Teaching Innovation Award
1992 Schmidthorst College of Business Faculty Excellence Award (BGSU Undergraduate Student Government)
1991 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (BGSU MBA Association)
1990 Academic Advisor Award (BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business)
 

  • Behavioral Issues with Management Accounting
  • Behavioral Issues with Information System Implementation
  • Capacity Cost Managment
  • Cost Variance Analysis
  • Student vs Recruiter Perfomance Expectations
  • Pedagogical Advances in Accounting

Scholarly Activity: Selected Refereed Publications

"On the Use of Advisory Board Input for Revising Master of Accountancy Curriculum"- with F. Coleman and E. McKinney; Advances in Accounting Education; 2019 (23) pp. 153-176.

"The Need for 'Skeptical' Accountants in the Era of Big Data"- with E. McKinney and C. Yoos; The Journal of Accounting Education; March, 2017 (38) pp. 63-80.

"Attribution Theory: A Framework for Understanding Information System Success"- with S. Magal, L. Christensen, and A. Ndede-Amadi; Journal of Systemic Practice and Action Research; 2015 (28,3) pp. 273-288.
 
"You Should Have Seen that Volume Variance Coming"- with D. Stott and A. Garcia; Management Accounting Quarterly; Fall, 2013 (15,1) pp.11-20.
 
"The Causes of Misapplied Capacity-Related Manufacturing Costs and Corresponding Reporting Implications: A Conceptual Perspective”- with D. Stott and A. Garcia; The Journal of Accounting Education; 2010 (28) pp. 85-102.
 
"Expectancy Theory as the Basis for Activity-Based Costing System Implementation by Managers”- with W. Johnson and A. Ndede-Amadi; Advances in Management Accounting; 2005 (14), pp. 253-275.
 
"Attributional Biases as a Source of Conflict Between Users and Analysts in an Information System Development Context- Hypotheses Development”- with A. Ndede-Amadi; Systemic Practice and Action Research; 2002 (15,2) pp. 353-365.
 
"An Application of Expectancy Theory to Explain Manager's Intention to Use a Decision Support System"- with A. Harrell; Decision Sciences; 1994 (4), pp. 499-513.
 
"Student versus Recruiter Perceptions of the Importance of Staff Auditor Performance Variables"- with R. Kirsch and P. Leathers; Accounting Horizons; 1993 (4), pp. 58-69.
 
"The Role of Causal Attributions in Explaining the Link Between User Participation and Information System Success"- with S. Magal; Information Resources Management Journal;1993 (3), pp. 8-19.

"The Impact of Psychological Factors on the Job Satisfaction of Senior Auditors"- with A. Harrell; Behavioral Research in Accounting; 1991 (3), pp. 85-96.
 
"An Application of Expectancy Theory to Examine Managers' Motivation to Utilize a Decision Support System" (invited due to dissertation award); Journal of Management Accounting Research 1991 (3), pp. 213-222.

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